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The Man from Earth, 2007

The Man from Earth
Directed by: Richard Schenkman
Written by: Jerome Bixby
Language:  English
Country:  USA
Runtime:  87 min
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The mood of The Man from Earth is contemplative and sincere. The plot centers around psychological motives, benign aliens, and legends and myths. It is a drama and sci-fi movie. Stylistically, The Man from Earth is talky. In approach, it is fantastical and serious. It happens in contemporary times.

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The Man from Earth (2007)

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At his farewell bash in a cabin in the remote woods, Professor John Oldman (David Lee Smith) makes a... more

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Language: English
Country: USA
Release date: 10 June 2007
Runtime: 87 min

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David Lee Smith David Lee Smith As John Oldman
John Billingsley John Billingsley As Harry
Tony Todd Tony Todd As Dan
Richard Riehle Richard Riehle As Dr. Will Gruber
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Essentially a Play
This film has the look of a stage play. The concept is intriguing and overall this film kept my interest. A professor is retiring from his current position and friends throw him a farewell party. He imparts to them that he is immortal, and the...
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14.July.2013 |  by: Scott
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Scott rated this title
Maybe the worst movie I've ever seen
Predictable, terribly shot, and dull. Not to mention absurd. The "it doesn't have any visual effects!" argument doesn't really hold up, since the movie also doesn't have any shred of originality or artistic value. If you like watching high school...
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17.March.2013 |  by: xdwx
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xdwx rated this title
All the sci-fi ever need.
Man from earth has no vfx. No exotic locations. The whole story evolves around in a living room. Sometimes, you feel low production value from the TV actors and poor lighting and sound. However, all these negatives does not effect the whole...
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08.December.2012 |  by: ehanbameh
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ehanbameh rated this title
Sophmore-level speculation on matters of faith predominate in this dull collection of talking heads. Is it surprising that this pedestrian work should come from an individual who has achieved so much success in pop culture?
04.March.2011 |  by: Dale Williams
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Dale Williams rated this title
An intriguing script somewhat spoiled by poor acting. If you can get past the B-movie talent & simply concentrate on the conversation you'll likely enjoy this.
20.January.2011 |  by: chrissnave
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chrissnave rated this title
This movie has a really good idea, but the execution is pretty bad. The acting is atrocious, and it's fairly predictable. Having said that, the director did a good job of making an 87 minute movie set in one room.
19.September.2010 |  by: JoBrad
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JoBrad rated this title
Jerome Bixby worked on this film for almost forty years; finishing just before he passed away in 1998. The Man from Earth is his final work of a long successful career including writing for Twilight Zone and Star Trek. I consider it a sleeper as it...
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29.August.2010 |  by: Dain Binder
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Dain Binder rated this title
It's a cool concept and a cool message but a trainwreck of a production. It's a play that has been put to film and that never works very well. The acting by the supporting cast is all bad and the directing is jarring.
17.September.2009 |  by: DSLAM101
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DSLAM101 rated this title
The Man From Earth is a filmed play. It's a smart and has 'science fiction' themes in it. It all happens in one house but it doesn't feel confined. It plays with your head for 90 minutes and at the end you're rewarded. Or not. I don't know.
08.August.2009 |  by: frenchguy
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frenchguy rated this title
Ouch, this made my entire "love of movies" hurt as if I were passing a kidney stone. I knew this was trouble during the first two minutes. Actor John Billingsley (Dr. Phlox from Star Trek Enterprise) has absolutely NO direction whatsoever so he...
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23.June.2009 |  by: Regtrash
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Regtrash rated this title
This film is an example of old-school, bare bones science fiction: no action, no special f/x, no offensive dialog or startling imagery, no storyline really, just a collection of ideas and "what if" questions that are explored through the...
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21.March.2009 |  by: coolerking
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coolerking rated this title
This movie definitely does not fit into the movies that most of us watch. It lacks action, adventure, special effects, and big name stars. It more than makes up for all of that with a very intriguing story that makes you really think. If you want to...
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19.March.2009 |  by: Brent
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Brent rated this title
Every once in a while, it pays to just sit back and enjoy a movie without mindless action and special effects. Man from Earth more then makes up for this with a great story exploring the possibility of a prehistoric man surviving until the present...
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17.March.2009 |  by: Chris nixon
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